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Athletes of the Week
Week for Dec 11, 2019
Peyton Scheufele is a senior forward for the Liberty Lions boys basketball team. In an overtime loss to Laurel, he shot 86% from the floor and led the Lions with a 33-point effort. He also contributed 7 rebounds and 3 steals while playing all but one minute in the season opener.
Stephen Hurst wrestled at 145 pounds for the Century Knights. He won all nine of his matches at the Armed Forces Dual Meet Tournament held at North Hagerstown High School.
Week for Nov 27, 2019
Matt Annulis is a senior defensive back for the county champion Westminster Owls football team. In the Owls’ 3A State Semi-final contest at Mervo, Matt had 11 tackles, an interception, and 3 pass breakups. The Owls’ season ended with a 16-6 defeat, but they held the Mustangs to their lowest point and yardage total for the year.
Week for Nov 20, 2019
Caroline Mastria is a senior outside hitter and captain of the Class 2A state champion Century girls volleyball team. She had 32 kills and five aces in leading the Knights to wins over perennial state power Rising Sun in the state semi-finals, and then Oakdale in the state title game. It’s the second state championship in Century program history.
Tommy Nelson accumulated 178 yards of total offense in the Liberty football team’s 35-28 victory at Glenelg. The sophomore had 120 yards and a touchdown on 20 rushes, and caught two passes for 58 yards and another touchdown, giving him a total of 15 touchdowns on the year. It was the Lions’ second playoff victory this season, a first for the Liberty football program.
Week for Nov 13, 2019
Jilienne Widener is a senior outside hitter and captain of the undefeated Westminster girls volleyball team. She pounded out 85 kills in leading the Owls to playoff wins over Centennial, Howard County champ Mt. Hebron, and Reservoir. For the third straight year, Westminster will play in the state semi-finals.
Nathaniel Costley, a senior running back and cornerback for the Manchester Valley football team, was key in the Mavericks’ 14-6 playoff win against Hammond. Costley rushed for 160 yards on 25 carries, and answered the Bears’ early touchdown with a 59-yard score of his own. He also had three catches, and broke up three passes and made three tackles from the secondary.
Erick Stranko was all over the field in the Westminster football team’s 47-28 Class 3A East regional win against Long Reach. At tailback, the junior ran for 147 yards and a score, and contributed nine tackles from his linebacker spot.
Week for Nov 6, 2019
Grace Siehler led the South Carroll girls cross country team to a second-place finish at the Class 2A West Regional Meet at Liberty High School. Grace, a junior and county champion, covered the 5K course in 19:51 to capture first place by more than 34 seconds.
Gavin Edson, a senior, was second among all Liberty cross country runners as the Lions took home a team second-place at the 2A West regionals held on their home course. Gavin was credited by his coach Pete Lester for running an “incredibly smart race,” leading to an 8th place overall finish in a personal best time of 17:55.
Week for Oct 30, 2019
Emma McGraw, a senior defender on the Century girls soccer team, has been a huge part of the Knights solid defensive play all season. She helped lead the Knights to a season-ending victory over Liberty, an undefeated regular season, and the county championship. Coach Sara Figuly praises Emma’s communication on the field and positive attitude.
Trent Taylor is a member of the Liberty boys cross country team who won their 6th county championship in the last 7 years, and their 4th straight. His coach Dan Jones says Trent was a key runner for the Lions in their defense of that title. He ran a strong tactical race, finishing second among Liberty runners and 4th in the county. Coach Jones points to Trent’s sheer hard work and determination, qualities that took him from the #3 runner on last year’s JV team, to the #2 runner on the defending state champion varsity team.
Week for Oct 23, 2019
Kayliegh Ward, from Liberty High School, scored the winning goal vs Century to help the field hockey team win County Champions and an undefeated regular season. She plays the left-wing position and is the captain and leader of the team. She has been a strong player in helping the team win games and go on this unheard-of streak!
Jarren Rutter, a football player at Francis Scott Key, left it all on the field against Manchester Valley on Friday. FSK Football won 8-6 for their first County win of the season and in large part to the contributions of Rutter. Jarren had a fumble recovery, 6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 interceptions and one pass break up. And if that wasn’t convincing enough, he had THE game sealing interception with 50 seconds on the clock!